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Advice for Dealing With Cancer

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October 9, 2019

A doctor holding the hand of a patient in comfort.Hearing a doctor tell you the hard truth, that you have cancer, takes your breath away. After a little while it becomes abundantly clear that the initial shock is compounded by the overwhelming costs involved. It's an added stress to you and your loved ones.

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While you will definitely be concentrating on beating cancer, there may be some very boring times, such as days of chemotherapy, that you can use toward a plan for cutting associated costs. My own experience has helped me come up with ideas that are easy to incorporate into my treatments, tests, and procedures. I hope they will help you, too!

  • Gas Expenses: It may not seem like much, but if you are making a lot of doctor, pharmacy, and hospital visits, it can be a big drain on the budget. This is where you need to make a list of trips and errands you can make in one day. The post office, groceries, pharmacy, etc., can usually be a one-day trip.

    Tip two, fill up your tank instead of a quarter of a tank over and over. Check out to find where you can find the cheapest gas in your area!

  • Bulk Cooking: While your appetite might fluctuate a lot, the worst thing is having to cook when fatigue hits. A slow cooker can be your best friend when cooking in bulk. Freeze as much as possible for later. There are tons of websites and Pinterest ideas for easy bulk recipe.
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Feeling like you're in control of some aspects of your life can be a gift you give yourself when something like cancer seems to be invading so much of it. Keep the faith!

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